Author: Rev. Paul E. Bloedel

The 64th Annual Convention, held at Peace Ev. Lutheran Church, Oak Forest, Illinois, officially began at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 26th, with a Divine Worship Service of Convocation in which the local pastor, the Rev. David T. Mensing, served …

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“We speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth.” — I Corinthians 2:13 One of the great blessings given to man by his Creator is the ability to speak. It is true that, …

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The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. —Titus 2:11 During the season of Epiphany, one of the commonly focused upon church-themes is the manifestation of God’s grace to the world in the Gospel of the …

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For those who know and appreciate the faithful Scriptural teachings of Dr. Martin Luther, it can be quite disturbing to see the name of Luther associated with church bodies that blatantly teach contrary to what is clearly set forth in …

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The 63rd Annual Convention, held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Oregon, officially began at 9:30 a.m. with a Divine Worship Service of Convocation in which the local pastor, the Rev. Paul E. Bloedel, served as the liturgist; and the …

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Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. —Exodus 20:3 Though man by nature knows that there is a God (from the existence of the world and the testimony of his conscience), yet he does not know who the true …

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“This is My body. …This is My blood” —Matthew 26:26, 28 Is it possible for the true body and blood of Christ to be present in, with, and under the bread and wine received by the communicants in the Sacrament …

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“This is His name whereby He shall be called,  ‘The Lord, Our Righteousness.’”  —Jeremiah 23:6 The messianic prophecies of the Old Testament provided immense comfort and hope for the penitent sinners of that time who clung in faith to the …

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Due to failing health and the effects of advancing age, in June of this year (2013), the Rev. M. L. Natterer retired as pastor of the congregation he had served for over 60 years—St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lebanon, Oregon.  …

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The 62nd Annual Convention, held at Peace Ev. Lutheran Church, Oak Forest, Illinois, officially began at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 28th, with a Divine Worship Service of Convocation in which the local Pastor, the Rev. David T. Mensing, served …

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